British journalist, Simon Jenkins, in the latest issue of the Spectator – published on March 11 – offers this no doubt enduring testament to the importance of timing:
“Nothing to fear but fear itself:
Simon Jenkins says that Tony Blair’s Sedgefield speech was just another attempt by the Prime Minister to scare us into believing that we are all in mortal danger. We are not ”
Somewhat mystifyingly, he goes on to offer a George Michael critique of Blair’s intellect :
“The singer George Michael spoke in last Saturday’s Daily Telegraph of attending the Blairs’ celebrity dinner in their home in 1997. He came away disconcerted, he said, both because of the amount of religion talked and because Mr Blair ‘did not seem the smartest man at the table’.